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2010 News

New committee elected at AGM

Chair: Noeleen Murtagh (Food Safety Authority)

Secretary: Muireann Tóibín (Revenue)

Treasurer: Donal McSweeney (Central Bank of Ireland)

Other Committee members: Máire Caffrey (Teagasc); Jean Cassidy (Dept of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs); Joe Donnelly (Judges’ Library); Mary Doyle (Agriculture); Conor McCabe (DPP); Zoe Melling (Legal Aid Board/Refugee Documentation Centre), Fiona Morley (Legal Aid Board/Refugee Documentation Centre)

GLS AGM scheduled for Wednesday 8th September 2010 The Government Libraries Section Annual General Meeting will take place at 3pm on Wednesday September 8th, in the Refugee Documentation Centre, 1st Floor, Montague Court, 7-11 Montage Street, Dublin 2. The AGM will be followed by a wine reception. Further details here


2009 News

2009/2010 committee Chair: Zoe Melling (Legal Aid Board/Refugee Documentation Centre)

Secretary: Conor McCabe (DPP)

Treasurer: Laura O’Broin (Oireachtas)

Other Committee members: Máire Caffrey (Teagasc); Jean Cassidy (Combat Poverty Agency); Joe Donnelly (Judges’ Library); Mary Doyle (Agriculture); Valerie Ingram (OPW); Frances Keaney (Judges’ Library); Donal McSweeney (CBFSAI); Noeleen Murtagh (FSAI) and Anne Wilkinson (Marine Institute)


2006 News

Activities in 2006 During 2006 the GLS organised a visit for members to the Dürer exhibition in the Chester Beatty Library, arranged a visit for clerical staff to the Office of Public Works Library and sent a delegation to Belfast for the launch of the Northern Ireland Civil Service eLibrary. In February 2006 a representative of the GLS attended a meeting of library and information professionals with officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to discuss the proposed Public Lending Right legislation and other concerns in the area of Copyright. For Library Ireland Week the GLS contributed a piece on the role of the government librarian as part of the circulated publicity material.


2005 News

GLS Motion Passed at the LAI AGM – 10th March 2005 “This AGM calls on the incoming Executive Board to investigate the need for publicly-funded bodies to develop a copyright policy, including ownership of copyright, public access to publicly-funded research and the issue of retention of copyright when licensing publication of research.”


2004 News

GLS motion passed at 2004 AGM

“That this AGM calls on the incoming Executive Board to write to the Government to emphasize the importance of maintaining government library services managed by professional librarians at appropriate professional grades.”